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Dermot Ahern

Question:

130 Mr. D. Ahern asked the Minister for Education the titles of the new full-time courses she has authorised to commence in the academic year 1996-97 in respect of each regional technical college; the date of notification of authorisation to each college authority; and if she will make a statement on the matter. [8485/96]

The list of new full-time courses in regional technical colleges which have been authorised to date this year to commence in the academic year 1996-97 is as follows:

Name of College

Course Approved

Date of Department Approval

Dundalk regional technical college

1. National Diploma in Humanities (Applied Cultural Studies)

19 March 1996

2. National Certificate in Science (Food Science)

19 March 1996

Sligo regional technical college

National Diploma in Science (Pharmaceutical Science)

25 April 1996

Letterkenny regional technical college

Bachelor of Business Studies

14 March 1996